Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design Program?
Take your education a step further and open the door to additional opportunities in the interior design industry with CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design degree. Our coursework is designed to help elevate your creative and technical skills and hone your design process. The BASID degree can help boost your career in multiple facets of the interior design industry, including positions at residential and commercial architecture and design firms.
During the BASID degree, students will increase their knowledge of interior design and construction, research current issues and topics affecting the interior design industry, develop business and project management techniques, increase their experience with related technology skills, and apply these to solve problems in the interior design industry.
The hybrid delivery model for this degree has been designed to meet the educational needs of a diverse population including working adults. Mentored study design studios and a capstone course will be used to develop students’ independent thought and critical thinking skills to the level expected in a baccalaureate degree.
How Long It Takes:
The program is approximately six-to-eight quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$52,800 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
BAS Interior Design Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the BAS Interior Design degree, students will:
- Assess building construction, detailing and systems integration and their effect on interior design.
- Develop concepts and designs for interiors with industry standard technologies.
- Analyze relevant codes, standards, and design guidelines based on project information and conditions in order to promote the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.
- Prepare organized contract documents including coordinated interior drawings and product specifications.
- Analyze human factors and behavior in the built environment.
- Evaluate principles of environmental sustainability for specific interior design project contexts.
- Evaluate how social, political, economic, cultural and/or physical influences shape the design of built environments in both the local and global community.
- Research design topics in order to collect evidence-based information for application to unique interior design solutions.
- Prepare design work and qualifications for presentation to industry and clients using visual, written and oral techniques.
Meet Your Instructors
Michael is a business owner and independent designer and has been a designer in the Puget Sound area for more than 40 years. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in Paris, is a past president of the Washington state chapter of ASID, and has been an NCIDQ member since 1981. He joined CPTC’s Interior Design program in 2007 and is tenured faculty.
A graduate of the Interior Design program at Clover Park Technical College, Julie also holds a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, where she earned her teaching credentials. In addition to teaching at CPTC, she has maintained her own design business since 2005. Julie is an active NCIDQ certificate holder and also maintains her LEED Green Associate credential.
Justine is a graduate from CPTC's Interior Design Program and has been working in the industry ever since. She now teaches the Kitchen & Bath Certificate Program here at Clover Park Technical College and operates her own business specializing in kitchen and bath design. Justine is a member of the NKBA and MBA.